adiwan (adiwan)

  1. @scribus Ooooof.... That is a very nasty surprise. I had something similarly unpleasant: My mother uses a casserole dish made out of glass and one day there were glass chunks in the food. It turned out that due to wear the inner edge of the lid and the dish got so damaged that they eventually broke off. Only in hindsight it was obvious what happened. I got some of the glass pieces but luckily I noticed it very quickly in my mouth and nothing happened to anyone. We threw out both the casserole dish and the food.

    about 3 days ago from web in context
  2. @scribus Hmm.... Fatty fish. Eating fish skin is often icky, especially when they aren't cleaned very well from the scales. I for one like eating Soused Herring, also known here as "Matjes" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soused_herring). They are certainly always with skin. In my past I had carp with skin on Christmas and it was always a gamble if there was a scale or not. If I got one the eating experience gets 100 times worse when there is a hard and unexpected crunchy object slicing the tongue. I'm exaggerating a little bit but it ain't fun.

    about 4 days ago from web in context
  3. I'll gonna build at least 4 more of those boxes. I'll get the hang of it.

    about 5 days ago from web
  4. Built a stupid box for my stupid tomatoes with my stupid bandsaw and my stupid Japanese handsaw and my stupid battery-powered drill and my stupid ruler. In the end I got a barely appealing wooden frame without top and bottom such that a plastic bucket can be placed into it, in a way that the rim of the bucket sits on top of the box's edge. I also 3D-printed feet so the box allows water to drain and evaporate. My biggest problem was that none of my tools allowed me to do any accurate work and I did a very sloppy measuring and pencil marking job.

    about 5 days ago from web
  5. OK.. OK... OK... I ordered a bunch of tomato seeds of uncommon types. I have to pull some rare and mythic seeds yet.

    about 9 days ago from web
  6. The first tomatoes are growing. Nothing more than a little sprout but it has survived the constant rain the last few weeks. Now I'm planning to build a raised bed for them. So far the "proper" raised beds are way too expensive. I could make the cheapest option, a dirt mound with a wooden barrier, but I want to move them eventually. Even used ones are hella expensive for what they are. Today I bought a big rectangular bucket for 6€ and will drill a few holes in the bottom. Similarly big planters cost at least 5 times more. Also the wooden box for the bucket will be built on the cheap without being an eye sore that many of those are. In the home improvement store I will buy the cheapest pine wood and paint it in order to cover up the less than ideal wood quality and make it somewhat weather-proof. If my calculations are right it will be in the ballpark of 20€-25€ per box.

    about 11 days ago from web
  7. It's wasp time again. I cannot open the window without one of those buggers getting in within minutes. Even when the windows are tilted they get in. I have to find a way to attach a net in front of my windows. Because of of their age and construction it's harder than it should be. For example one window consists of two segments, a bigger one that can only opened normally, and a smaller that can also be tilted. Both windows are overlapping each other, meaning that there isn't a bar to attach a small net to. Also there is no gap in the frame itself to glue the velcro strip for the net. I could put it completely on the outside, however the glue is too weak and the whole thing would look and function like ass.

    about 11 days ago from web
  8. I watched "Delicious in Dungeon" or as it also known as "Dungeon Meshi" by Studio Trigger on Netflix. I wanted to read the manga but as it's more accessible to me in anime form I watched it. It is not bad. Definitely more coherent and understandable than most Japanese content out there.

    about 13 days ago from web
  9. Never underestimate the min-maxer who has the ability to never roll a truly bad diplomacy or deception roll. I planned a whole D&D adventure that was derailed by exploiting lawful characters (mercenary Giff) to make them go away by rules-lawyering. A 30 on a persuasion roll is too high not to say no as a DM.

    about 15 days ago from web
  10. @xxxderpyhoovesfanxxx Hi. As you might have observed the activity on this site is not to be compared to the hyper-active ADHD-fueled attention-grabbing hell holes. We are at our own pace. Small and cozy.

    about 19 days ago from web in context
  11. @scribus Sadly no. I'm occasionally looking for keyboard smartphones but they are an extinct breed. More extinct than phones with a headphone jack and with no stupid front camera notches or punch holes. I had a OnePlus Nord N30 on my radar until I saw the stupid punch hole and no OS feature updates (only 2 years of security updates). Also finding a decent-ish phone under 400€ AND that is satisfying my requirements is practically impossible for me.

    about 19 days ago from web in context
  12. I'm using a faux leather case with a cover flap for my Blackberry KeyOne and today it broke after 6 years of use. The plastic part that holds the phone separated from the faux leather cover. Luckily a little bit of strong and flexible glue fixed it. I only had to scrub off the old and hardened glue beforehand. It's a sign that I need to look for a new smartphone, alongside the rather poor and aging battery.

    about 19 days ago from web in context
  13. @scribus Never give up looking for references, otherwise you it's a welcome to your doom!

    about 19 days ago from web in context
  14. I was truly bamboozled by thinking that this site has activity that is not from the same 3 people.

    about 19 days ago from web
  15. @scribus Duly noted. The reports look promising so far when it comes to being an uncomplicated and tasty tomato. The plant grows up to 180cm and has super heavy fruits. The infrastructure to keep them up has to be built first for this mammoth. Up to 350g per tomato is crazy.

    about 21 days ago from web in context
  16. I carry a Swiss army pocket knife every day in my pocket. Sometimes I have to clean it and oil up the hinges. Still works like it is new, although I'm not very careful. Only the plastic shell havs a lot of visible scratches. Maybe the main blade could be a little bit sharper at the tip. Still good enough for opening boxes.

    about 21 days ago from web
  17. @scribus It probably will. These species are of the generic and common kind. I think that they will survive and give me headaches when they outgrow their pots and spots where they are currently standing. If they all grow it'll be fine, even when they die I won't be sad. I see it as my dry run if I'm capable of taking care of them. My plan was to have a green house next year and plant a bunch of old and uncommon tomato species: yellow pear-shaped, deep purple, some with tiger stripes, some elongated egg-shaped, and other weird ones.

    about 21 days ago from web in context
  18. Planted tomato and jalapeño seeds into some planters I bought today. 12 tomato, 8 jalapeño. I bet not everything will survive but I will see who will win the battle royale, not the Fortnite kind, the Beat Takeshi kind.

    about 21 days ago from web in context
  19. @scribus I could get a bigger one but the monthly costs are way higher. 120L (the one I have) costs 15€ a month and the next size up would be two of them for double the price. In average I overpay for the size I use. In Winter I barely used 1/5th of the capacity. From May to November the pickup frequency increases from once every two weeks to once a week. That will do basically the same without paying more. In this regard I have to wait a month. Being patient.

    about 23 days ago from web in context
  20. I was doing some garden work today. Within an hour or two I managed to fill up the trash can for all the biodegradable garbage. I have to wait two weeks in order to continue cutting down the bushes. The weather will be bad anyway in the coming days, so I wouldn't do gardening anyway. If I am at the same point next time I'll probably have to ask a neighbor for using their trash can capacity.

    about 24 days ago from web in context
  21. @scribus Me too. At least healthy old and not asshole old.

    about a month ago from web in context
  22. There is a ton of talk from boomers that millenials and genz are social garbage. Yesterday I saw a pair of self-entitled 70-80 year olds (man and wife) packing out their shopping cart at a closed checkout line while the super market was clearly understaffed AND were demanding another checkout line to be opened and then saying (more to themselves) that they will go without paying.

    about a month ago from web in context
  23. I'll never recover financially: A glass bottle broke because it fell gently over. The fall height was literally the height of the bottle itself. The contents: a mate tea lemonade. It was the last full bottle. The costs: 98 cents + 15 cents of bottle deposit and the knowledge that I won't have a bottle for work.
    On the positive side: The kitchen floor needed some cleaning anyway. Also I can play the game of "find the invisible little pointy foot stabbers" for a few days.

    about a month ago from web
  24. @scribus I bought a locking nut that has a ring of nylon in the threads. I hope it will hold. I don't want to use Loctite as I fear it'll make problems in the future with maintenance. I have enough replacements right now. Whenever it will happen again I'll definitely try using Loctite.

    about a month ago from web in context
  25. 20 minutes later it is fixed. I fixed it temporarily with a zip tie and went to the hardware store to get the right screws and nuts. Obviously I bought more than I actually needed to fix that. What I learned is that I don't have enough screws and nuts.

    about a month ago from web in context
  26. Recently I heard a strange clank noise while cycling. It turned out I lost a screw that attaches my bike rack to the back mud fender to it. Nothing big but to my dismay I have not the right hardware right now. I lack a 35mm long M5 screw with an appropriate M5 lock nut.

    about a month ago from web
  27. @cabal The messiah has returned!.... Haven't thought that an IT job could be out-waged by a warehouse job. Good that you are more content with both the better pay and the kind of job you have now. I don't like to talk to people and yet I need to more often than I like. I bought myself a house and thus improved my sleep by getting away from noisy neighbours and I also got myself doing some creative things and low-key reviving my personal tumblr page.

    about a month ago from web in context
  28. @scribus https://i.imgur.com/JhifvYa.jpeg This is my before/after image of the repair

    about a month ago from web in context
  29. @scribus The thought did occur to me. The break was quite clean. Also I got the thought after the glue has already set. I also imagined if the handle breaks completely off that I get myself a good chunk of hard wood and make a wooden mug handle and glue it to the mug with an epoxy glue. The wooden handle wouldn't be dishwasher safe however it will transfer less heat.

    about a month ago from web in context
  30. My favorite mug that I own for about 25 years has finally cracked. The handle broke on its own from the handling and the temperature changes. The crack was relatively clean. I "fixed" it with super glue but I have little confidence that it'll hold more than a year and I think it'll show other crack in that time.

    about a month ago from web in context